– Wednesday 9th October 2019 from 12.30 to 13.30 –
Active Network Management in LV Networks: a case study in the UK
The widespread deployment of low-carbon technologies can have a severe negative impact on distribution networks. Network reconfiguration and power electronic devices are two approaches that can be used to alleviate some of the problems caused by low-carbon technologies by changing the distribution of the power in these networks. Whilst the first offers limited control due to a reduced number of possible open/close switch commands, the second offers greater flexibility but depends on a more complex control scheme. This study used high-resolution data, obtained from real low-voltage substations and feeders part of the OpenLV project, to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of these two approaches. A set of cases with incremental levels of low-carbon technologies was analysed to determine the long-term performance of both strategies.
Julio Perez Olvera
Julio Perez Olvera is a final year PhD student in the Control & Power group at Imperial College London. His research is focussed on the operation of low-voltage (LV) networks with large volumes of distributed generation and electric vehicles. Particularly, he looks at improving the hosting capacity of such networks using power electronic converters and high-level optimization. As an active participant in the OpenLV project, he also seeks to develop data-driven algorithms that can be used for active network management to automatically reconfigure LV networks. He is a member of CIGRE UK and part of the CIGRE UK NGN steering committee, supporting the communications team.
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